Marc Ambinder on Unity 12 candidate Bayh:
When it became clear to Bayh that the White House wasn’t going to play his game — wasn’t going to sell out liberals at every turn — Bayh decided he had had enough.
You also get the sense that, as is usually the case, there isn’t really much policy substance here, it’s all about the joys of hippie punching.
It is certainly my impression that there lots of wise, principled centrists encouraging the Obama administration to punch hippies harder. The real problem with punching hippies, of course, is that these days, hippies are generally advocating smart policies (even when I don’t agree with their methods of getting them enacted).